Media Release

Cryptographs! Family Day at the Spencer

Lawrence, KS, June 17, 2012 – The Spencer Museum of Art will celebrate Father’s Day by offering one of its always popular Family Days from 1-3 PM on Sunday, June 17. “Cryptographs!” invites families to spend a captivating and fun-filled afternoon discovering a world of hidden secrets, puzzles, and cryptographs in the Museum’s collection and a special exhibition honoring Alan Turing (1912-1954), the brilliant British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and pioneering computer scientist.

Presented in conjunction with Cryptograph: An Exhibition for Alan Turing, the free event will feature a variety of hands-on art activities, plus a 1:30 PM artist’s talk by Stephen T. Johnson, whose 1995 painting The Letter “N” is part of the exhibition. Make ink-blot paintings, create landscripts, search for clues hidden in the details in works of art, solve puzzles, and enjoy face painting and many more activities.

Director of Education Kristina Walker says Family Day is a stimulating way for families to spend time together while learning about art and each other. “This exhibition is a chance for families to learn more about hidden secrets and symbols in art,” Walker says. “It’s a good exhibition to spark discussion and conversation.”

No registration is necessary. All ages welcome.

Media Contacts

Kristina Walker

Kristina Walker
Director of Education
Spencer Museum of Art
785.864.0137
kewalker@ku.edu

Elizabeth Kanost

Elizabeth Kanost
Communications Coordinator
785.840.0142
elizacat@ku.edu